Sports Updates!

Soccer

Hard luck to our Boys Soccer Team following a recent narrow defeat in the FAI Primary Fives competition. Thanks to Mr Casey and all members of the squad for their hard work and determination. We look forward now to the Dundalk FC Cup. Similar to the boys, the girls failed narrowly to qualify from the FAI Primary Fives but they, along with Mrs Flynn, should be proud of the effort they put in.

Gaelic Football

Our Boys and Girls Under 12 Gaelic Football team are through to the second round of their All County Blitz following their success in Round 1. Coaches Mrs Flynn, Ms Curran, Mr Jones and Mr Casey and both panels have worked really hard to get this far, we congratulate them on their success and wish them the best of luck in the future rounds which are to be held next week.

Basketball

Congratulations to our basketball teams in the Sixth Class Basketball Blitz which was held at the Muirhevnamór Sports Complex last Friday (13th). Both sides, under the guidance of Ms Kenny and Ms Agnew, managed to secure victory in all of their games and really enjoyed the experience as well as playing against other schools such as the Redeemer Boys, Dulargy and St Fursey’s.
The respective panels were:
Boys- Jake, Conor, Oskar, Jakub, Kevin, Ruben, Adedayo, Patrick, Ryan, Brajan, Tom, Liam, Conor M, Sam, Dinas.
Girls- Caitlin, Sarah, Caoimhe, Karli, Austeja, Amy, Emma, Cara, Naomi, Claire.

Our Exciting Fire Drill!

We had a great time at our recent fire drill as the fire officers from Dundalk Fire Brigade took the time to show us their fantastic ladder tender in operation. The skill and bravery of the officers was evident from the height (35m) it reached and the reaction of the pupils was a testament to how wonderful an impression was made. Thanks to Gary, Martin, Carina and David for taking the time to chat to the students as well as show us how the ladder tender works.

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2018

Bhi Seachtain na Gaeilge againn sa scoil i rith na seachtaine agus bhí an-craic againn.

Ar an Luan bhí Tráth na gCeist againn sa halla idir rang a Cúig agus rang a Sé agus tar éis trí bhabhta agus ceisteanna breise bhuaigh  Tom Mahon, Dinas Petrosius, Clare Woods, Caylem Burns agus Emma Brannigan. Maith sibh!

Ar an Mháirt ,bhí Comórtas Litrithe againn sa  halla .Bhuaigh Grainne Moran agus Lucy Mahon i gcomórtas rang a ceathair, Fionn Conlon i rang a cúig agus  Tara Mc Donnell I rang a sé. Freisin, ar an Mháirt agus ar an Chéadaoin tháinig daltaí ó Choláíste Rís chuig an scoil chun cluichí teanga a imirt lenár daltaí. Bhain siad an-taitneamh as na cluichí sin agus mile buíochas do na micléinn as an gcabhair sin.

Ar an Chéadaoin, tháinig Nicola McGee ar scoil chun rincí éagsúla a mhúineadh do na ranganna go léir. Bhí sport agus scléip ag gach duine agus mile buíochas di don sár obair a rinne sí.

Chun an seachtain a chríóchnú bhí ceolchoirm agus céilí againn sa halla. Bhí gach duine gléasta suas in éadaí glasa agus bhí craic iontach ag na múinteoirí agus ag na  páistí go léir.

Míle buíochas do  Bhean an Bhreathnaigh  mar d’eagraigh sí an féile go léir agus beimid go léir ag tnúth go mór le Seachtain na Gaeilge an bhliain seo chugainn !!

Engineers Week

Thanks a million to Gareth Kelly from DKIT who came to the school during the week and provided some workshops on the function of engineers in our world today as well as showing how engineering has played a huge rule in society over the centuries. We also took part in tower and bridge building activities- the results of which can be seen below!

 

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Junior Wardens

Thanks to Louth County Council for our new uniforms for the Junior Wardens. This is a very important job carried out by the Rang a Sé pupils who assist their fellow students in the crossing of the road safely after school every day. Pupil safety when entering and leaving the school is of paramount importance and these new uniforms will help our wardens be more visible to the traffic. Thanks to Adrian O’Sullivan and Garda Mick Fitzgerald for taking the time to come and visit the school to witness the responsible work of the students.

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Sacraments

Congratulations to our Rang a Sé who received the sacrament of Confirmation last Wednesday following the postponement of the original date due to the poor weather. The wonderful behaviour, responses and singing reflected the excellent work of parents, sponsors and teachers- Mrs Murray and Mr Dunlevy as well as the school choir under the tutelage of Mrs Coggans, Ms Kenny who were accompanied by Breege Mullooley.

Well done to our Rang a Dó who made their First Confession on Monday night. The respectful atmosphere on the night and the superb behaviour and responses from the children were a credit to both their parents and teachers- Ms Conroy and Mr Jones.

First Communion is due to take place on Saturday May 12th.

Credit Union Quiz

Congratulations to our Quiz team, under the stewardship of Mrs Hanratty, who won the Credit Union Quiz held at the Lisdoo last night. There were 22 teams involved and the winning team recorded an excellent score of 88 marks from a total of one hundred questions. The winning team was: Liam O’Connor, Tom Mahon, Sarah Gonnelly and James Doyle. Well done to all involved!

Friendship and Kindness Month

In November we have an annual Friendship and Kindness Month where we try extra hard to extend the hand of friendship to everyone in our school and try do do kind things throughout. Every day we are encouraged to take part in a special Kindness activity while we also have Secret Buddies and a range of competitions including Art and Poetry which are organised by Ms Haughey, Mr Dunlevy and Mrs Dalton. Below is a photograph of some of our prizewinners throughout the month. Well done to all!img-20171215-wa0000

Santa Walk 2017

Our Santa Walk was held on Wednesday 13th December and was organised by the the Student Council to raise funds for local charities. We had great fun and thanks to all those who contributed to the cause. Below are just a selection of photos along with one of the Student Council.

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Cumann na mBunscol Quiz

Congratulations to our quiz team who won the first round of the Cumann na mBunscol table quiz which took place in the Réalt na Mara this week with a score of 72 out of 80. Our winning team was made up of Rachel Marley, Tom Mahon, Liam O’Connor, James Doyle and Ronan Hoey. Congratulations also to Fionn Conlon, Matthew Hanratty, Hannah Morton, Kevin Teather and Samuel O’Dufaigh who came third.
The next round of the quiz will take place in Knockbridge school on Tuesday at 3.30pm.
We wish our team the best of luck in this County final

BY CALUM ROGERS 5TH CLASS